Mathew Jonson's path to becoming one of the most revered techno producers of the 2000s began, strangely enough, in a bagpipe band. Seven years old at the time, he played marching snare drum behind his adult counterparts. Through high school in his native Vancouver, he was enrolled in jazz and classical classes. At some point after graduation, he attended school for recording engineering but found it draining and dropped out. During the late ‘90s, he was immersed in drum’n’bass and DJ’d through the tail end of the decade, until he found himself drawn toward the odd minimal techno released on labels like Trelik and Perlon.